You may be familiar with Twitter. You may already be a Twitterer. Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as “tweets”), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

In the relatively short time the service has existed, Twitter has exploded in popularity. Twitter users are connected through dozens of social networks and other online communities in more than 150 cities around the world.

Now, on Thursday, February 12, beginning at sunset, Twitterers in Hawaii will join all the others worldwide on the same night to raise money for a good cause. It’s a global party for global good, yet inpidually and distinctly local. (Of course, it will take place in different cities at different times, depending on time changes.)

It’s TWESTIVAL — a fantastic evening of fun, food and entertainment. Tickets are sold to TWESTIVAL events, but 100 percent of funds collected go to charity: water. The event itself — with food, drinks, and music — is possible only through the work of passionate volunteers, and through the support of sponsors who see the potential of “social media for social change.”
Honolulu’s TWESTIVAL will host at least 200 guests at Oceans 808 in Restaurant Row, on Ala Moana Boulevard between Waikiki and Downtown. The event’s going to feature great food and a lot of Hawaii’s top music performers. Surely, TWESTIVAL will draw people beyond Twitter and “the social web.”

And consider this: Honolulu’s will be the last TWESTIVAL on earth that night, meaning you can watch online along with thousands of other TWESTIVAL supporters as the day-long event draws to a close.

If you’re going to be in Honolulu on February 12, consider joining the fun in person. Give us a call at 1-800-843-8771, or pick an agent on our Web site . We’re one of the event’s sponsors and will tell you anything you need to know.

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